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tracking the tropics, tropical depression number nine is threatening to make a turn toward the bay area. we have team coverage of what you need to know to prepare for the storm. and the bucs are changing the stormy weather. the big change is team is making with the next pre-season game against the redskins coming up. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i am gayle guyardo. it is busy if the tropics. let's tun things over to leigh spann. >> good morning guys. and as of 5:00, about an hour ago, it's still tropical depression nine. and still expected to become a tropical storm sometime today. and winds right now, less than tropical storm forced at 35 miles per hour.
had system still exposed, meaning the wind have been tearing the northern part apart while to the south, more thunderstorm activity. so tropical depression nine, latest 35 miles per hour winds should become ai tropical storm over the next 24 hours. and then make that turn to the northeast. this is tomorrow afternoon with 50 miles per hour winds. starting to make the turn toward the northeast. this is 2:00 a.m. on thursday. with 65 miles per hour winds. so gaining a little bit of strength befo between the central panhandle or down here here to the tampa bay area. most models take it to the big bend of florida. and that means that the worst weather would happen on thursday before the system crosses the state and heads into the atlantic ocean. like i said, hurricane hunters are currently in it. they left out of macdill air force base this morning and they have been going back and forth, finding the current speed of about 93 miles per hour. the wind speeds going forward,
that's tropical storm force. i expect to see tropical storm forced winds. i'm concerned about the metro area because of an onshore wind flow during high tide at 2:41 on wednesday that could lead to coastal flooding on top of the heavy rainfall flooding potential. in weather and traffic on the 8s, i have an hour-by-hour look at today. notice i'm not saying the next name on the list is hermine because there's a next could be hermine. whichever one comes first. >> they are competing for the name. >> yes. traffic is actually a great drive. i mean, you see yellow instead of green. that's because it's the surface roads and you have lights. u.s. 19 looks great in palm harbor. and also u.s. 41, no delays in the land o'lakes area. and checking out st. pete in tampa, the 175 to the howard frankland bridge, that's eight
275, just nine minutes. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. tracking the tropics. our team coverage continues with how many people are already preparing for up to 7 inches of rain. >> yeah, not to soon to start. that kind of number can do a number on people's homes and property, especially like low- lying areas like south tampa. mary mcguire joins us live from a what do residents need to know before they head out there? >> reporter: good morning, gene. i am here at what could be the most popular spot in town today. the sandbag filling station right off of mango avenue. before you head out to scoop up sandbags, you will need to bring proof of residency with you. that could be a driver's license or a utility bill. and across the bay area, sandbag filling stations are opening up for residents as flooding remains a concern in many areas. many people traveled to the
up free sandbags in preparation for the rain this weekend. within an hour of when they opened, 150 bags were given out. a lot of people adopting the philosophy, better safe than sorry. >> i think it's important. just for peace of mind. even if the weather doesn't hit, still got a couple bag, it will help me shore things up a bit. and it's important to allow the communities to prepare themselves. >> reporter: locations aare set up to give them out this week. we have posted the locations and what you need to -- locations have set up to give them out this week. we have posted the locations along with what you need to bring. check your storm drains to make sure they are free of trash and debris so the water can flow smoothly. none of us forget how bad things got last august and we don't want to see a repeat of that.
mary mcguire, thank you. storm preps are beginning. one organization on top of things, the tampa bay buccaneers. a pre-season game between the bucs and the washington redskins has been rescheduled. news channel 8 is live at raymond james stadium. ryan, the game was moved up a day. >> reporter: gayle, good morning. the final pre-season game of the year was schedule for thursday here at ray jay against the washington redskins but the impending stor wednesday night. team officials feared the game would be canceled as tropical depression nine bearss down on the gulf coast of florida, likely bringing high wind and heavy rain thursday and friday as you heard all morning long. so in the interest of fan, player and stadium staff safety, they moved the game up a day. team officials spoke to county and city leaders as well as the national weather service before making the decision to change the date. again, kick-off now tomorrow
channel 8. better to be safe than sorry. back to you. >> without a doubt. got to keep the fans happy. thank you, ryan. in an 8 on your side report this morning, angry parents at a charter school in largo are hopeful they'll find out once and for all if there's a mold at the plato academy. at an emergency school board meeting last night, the board voted to hire pure air to test the school for mold. it comes after parents complained about mold on vents and walls and even on desks. the ceo insists there is not a mold problem pointing to five reports that did not find mold. there's no word on when the new test will be done or how soon the results will be available. in your vote, today is the florida primary. polls open at 7:00 this morning. some of the candidates you will see include the democratic and republican contenders for the
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6:08 on this tuesday morning. a lot to talk about weather- wise. >> yeah, what's happening right now as you get the kids off to school. and at least it's dry now. but you can see on the east coast, there's rain. and there's rain to the south. and even a few showers off the shoreline. i don't think it's going to stay dry for long. i left in a 10% rain chance this morning. already 30% at lunchtime around 87 degrees. and 50% rain chance early in the afternoon. and 90 at 3:00 p.m. and a 60% chance out, the worst weather will start tomorrow night and go through thursday. and between now and friday, 6 to 8 inches of rain could fall in widespread areas which would lead to flooding in localized spots and also with the wind flow on thursday, high surf and high tide, especially at high tide time and stronger winds farther north of i-4. 60% today. 70% rain chance tomorrow. and 80% rain chance on
tomorrow's rain, widespread areas could see an inch up to 3 inches of rainfall in the next 48 hours. add thursday and friday's rain, obviously thursday being the heaviest, you could see anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of rain. and obviously that's why the flooding concern is critical and i'm glad people are picking up the sandbags. let's check with traffic on the 8s because probably the last day we talk about dry roads in the morning. we will just appreciate it while it's here. we have a great drive. it's we haven't had major issues. right now through ybor city, still a wonderful drive on interstate 4 from 301 to 275, six minutes. on the veterans expressway, ehrlich to 275, that's usually the hot spot but right now, just nine minutes on your drive. it's not busy. usually doesn't get busy for another 30 to 45 minutes. i-4 to the howard frankland bridge, out to pinellas county,
avenue to i-4, looking at 10. look at that, just moved to five. a nice drive. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you so much, leslee. simone biles is breaking up with her long-time coach. >> why the break-up is good for jimmieses here in the bay -- good for gymnasts here in the bay area. and teaches helping teachers. up next, we get schooled on the new initiative connecting teachers so they can better with students. it's 6:10.
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we're back. we get schooled on innovative math education at pasco county schools. >> yeah, they are turning to social media to ideas. meredyth censullo is here to explain how twitter and mathematics are really adding up. >> reporter: yeah, a great story that i found online. there's a learning curve for some teachers in pasco county this year, a new initiative relies on twitter to connect math teachers in the school district. the concept is elementary. when one idea is shared online, the reach expands exceptionally. >> reporter: pasco county has 30 schools that span grades six
dean, who oversees teaching and learning of mathematics for all of them. that's a big problem to solve. >> how to connect these people that are working harder than ever that teach the same course, same standards and how can we make them work smarter, not harder? >> reporter: dean launched #pascomath. he encourages teachers to tweet photos, videos or questions to one another using one hashtag. doing so allows for collaboration of ideas, what's working or not working for teachers using the same lesson plans. that's incredibly helpful for katherine who provides educational support for students in three grades. >> i did get more information about one of the topics that we had taught and brought it back to the kids and said, this is how one group did it. it opens up a new window into another classroom so you can bring that back to your kids.
teacher jessica beagle already an advocate for using social media appreciates seeing how other teachers are making lesson plans click. and her students get a kick out of showing off their work. >> i think it gives them a sense that they are doing something great too. and that school has become more than just a task they have to do. it becomes a place where they can feel confident and comfortable. >> reporter: the pasco education foundation throwing some support behind the initiative. each week for participating teachers rewarded with gift cards for coffee. >> i like that. >> yeah. >> that will get me to learn twitter and backwards. >> -- backwards. >> yeah, it's an efficient way to get it out. >> us just search the one hashtag is everything and there is. >> the parents can keep an eye on it. >> changing in techniques and teaching techniques. good to know. thank you. this morning, hollywood and
legendary actor gene wilder. >> yeah, sad loss. he passed away at the age of 83. ? there is no life i know ? ? to compare with pure imagination ? >> most of us remember gene wilder for his role as willie wonka. he starred in many comedies. wilder's family says complications from alzheimer's disease are to death. gene wilder was 83 years old. and across america this morning, wild weather out west. just look at this flash flooding out of colorado springs. you can see so much rain fell in such a limited amount of time that drivers were stranded. and after the water, this. lots of hail. that's what it looked like there. snow employees helped clear the streets after that mess. a south carolina
kids into the woods. this is happening at an apartment complex in greenville. residents report seeing a person dressed in circus clown clothing with white face paint trying to entice kids with money and candy. deputies are now increasing patrols in the area. >> terrible. mannen driving down the road and end -- imagine driving down the road and ending up like this. check it out. a water main break look. officials say said the water main break created a hole in the roadway. investigators are trying to determine how this happened. the good news is, the driver of the car is okay. but at least 135 homes and an apartment complex were affected with water service. the time right now is moving up on 6:18 on this tuesday morning. hi, leigh. >> good morning. they thinks are dry now although there's rain all around us. on the east coast of florida, down to the south.
breeze, 78 degrees at 8:00 a.m. and at 87 at noon. and i'm already pitting in a few showers. not a lot but you could have some for your lunch break. 90degrees at 4:00 p.m. with a 60% rain chance. and you could see multiple rounds of pockets of rain. it's 77 degrees in tampa and in plant city. weeki wachee, you're 75. clearwater, 75. apollo beach at 74. this tropical moisture is trying to creep in around tropical depression nine. this is in which is why i expect the rain to start earlier. this is 12:30 where we're seeing rain coming from the east coast and rain up from the south. and then by about 3:30 this afternoon, look at this, we do have the pockets of downpours and you could see it multiple times through the day. this continues through 7:00. i think the rain ins after sunset. but comes back tomorrow morning. again, we could see rain tomorrow morning during the morning commute as the tropical
rain coming in off and on throughout the day today. throughout the day tomorrow as well as today. and i wanted to show you the models. actually one mode of thinking is it will take off towards the the west. i don't think that will happen. i think it will lift to the north and get picked up by the upper air that will drive it toward the big bend of florida. you can see most of the models with this thinking have it right there around the big bend of florida by thursday. which will weather. 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms. flooding potential. even strong winds. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? well, it's been a wonderful drive so far this morning. we still have a great, great commute here on the bay area interstates. 275 across the sunshine skyway bridge, only 10 minutes. that's between the toll plazas. northbound or southbound on howard frankland bridge, only six minutes. gandy up to speed. and no delays on the courtney campbell causeway. 75, out in bradenton, state
minute commute. and clark road to manatee county, the 10 minutes. 75 looks great. and sun coast area, all the way up through gibsonton and new tampa. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. an olympic influence moving to the bay area. >> that story just ahead. and the debate over just how much our dog understand. i'm here to say my dog understands everything. coming up, a study revies what's going on brains. it's 6:20. look at that tail wagging. you're watching news channel 8
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it is dry here but look at the rain all around us. the good news, as the kids go to the bus stop this morning, it will be dry, breezy, extra clouds, 78 degrees. and when they come home, 60% rain chance with a high of 90. how about traffic on the 8s? still looking great on the veterans expressway. no delays. looks like state road 54 to ehrlich road an eight minute
preparing for tropical weather. depression nine could become a tropical storm soon. and it's expected to bring more rain to the
bay area. the storm already affecting events here in season game against the redskins. details of the new game day next in a live report. plus, denying service to a police officer. this got a tropical smoothie employee fired. how the police officer is responding this morning might surprise you. good morning. and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us. we want to check in with meteorologist leigh spann right now. we keep an eye on the metroics. >> that's right.
tropics. >> that's right. and right now, the hurricane hunters have been flying back and forth through the center of circulation. all the thunderstorms are on the southern side. they found a 93 miles per hour wind but -- found a 39 miles per hour wind but they didn't find closed circulation. a lot of wind sheer tearing the northern side of the storm apart which is why they did not upgrade it to a tropical storm yet. still a tropical depression nine as of 5:00 this morning. it's expected to become a tropical storm in hours and. this time tomorrow, i will be tracking this as it makes the turn back to the northeast thanks to upper-level winds that come through, drawing this ever closer to the state of florida. by thursday morning, notice still well shore, but it's heading closer to it. so our weather will worsen through the day on thursday. and this should come on land between the central panhandle,
bay region but most are through the big bend of florida before it crosses the state and heads into the atlantic. but while it's here, it will have effects on us. these are two models of what they're thinking. yes, scatter thunderstorms today. look at tomorrow with the european model, a locality of rain wednesday -- a lot of rain wednesday night and through thursday before it dries out into thursday night. the american model very similar different. it will head up toward the big bend of florida. we don't see quite as much rain on wednesday. and the heaviest rain expected to be farther to the north, even on thursday. so you can see slight differences but what i know is that thursday is going to be the worst day for us. that's when we see the most rain and flooding potential and even the threat for marine concerns where you have onshore winds, rip current, things like that. again, on thursday.
attention and watching the weather forecast for that one. right now, a great drive. and a dry drive too. well, you know, i said it was great. and i walked away from the camera 30 seconds ago and now we have slow-and-go traffic. what's going on is this vehicles getting on to 275 from bearss avenue. this is starting to slow down. this is the onramp ramp. and in the distance is -- the on-ramp. and in the distance, 275 just starting to ybor city, 301 to 275, seven minutes. and 10 minutes ehrlich over to 275 southbound. and heading out to the howard frankland bridge, good but now you can see we're in the yellow. i showed you the camera shot, bearss avenue to i-4, 14 minutes now southbound. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you. tracking the tropics this morning. our team coverage continues with how people across the bay area are preparing for the
in low-lying flood prone areas like south tampa. mary mcguire is live at a sandbag filling location. so mary, a lot of people are not taking any chances, especially after last summer's widespread flooding. >> reporter: well, they are taking the same better safe than -- they are taking the saying better safe than sorry to heart. it's time for folks to come out and scoop up the sandbags ahead of forecasted wet weather. sandbags rely line of defense against flooding. across the bay area, sandbag filling stations are opening up for residents as flooding remains a concern in many areas. steve lives on the hillsborough river and came to load up on sandbags just in case. >> well, we want to make sure that all of the debris is cleared out by the curb so the water will flow into the storm drain. when we had that series of hurricanes when we were threatened by charlie, i was out there in a poncho with a
and away from the curb so the water could flow freely. i think that's important. >> reporter: additionally, officials are requesting residents with a storm drain check to ensure that the drain is clear of all debris including leaves and trash. and now a number of the similar sandbag filling locations are opening up across the bay area. we have a full list of all of those location up on our website, wfla.com. and also important to check that out because you need to bring different thgs location. in some county, they require you bring a driver's license or a bill to make sure that you do live there. and they all have different limits on the amount of sandbags that you can pick up. so important to check that out. >> and important to be prepared because that flooding can cause a lot of damage. all right. thank you, mary. the storm is days away but it's already impacting events in the bay area. the tampa bay buccaneers were supposed to play the washington redskins thursday night.
live at ray jay this morning. the team is taking the forecast pretty seriously. >> reporter: good morning once again. team leaders concerned about the storm so they moved this week's pre-season game against the bucs and the washington redskins here at ray jay to wednesday at 8:00 p.m. it was scheduled for thursday night but team officials feared it would be canceled as tropical depression nine bears down on the gulf coast of florida bringing high rain and heavy wind as well thursday friday. team management spoke to county and city leaders as well as the national weather service before making the decision. to move the game. this is the buc's final pre- season game of the year. again, the game is resequeled to 85 tomorrow night and is expected to air right here on news channel 8. gene, back to you. >> and we will be watching. ryan hughes reporting live. thank you. right now, pasco county deputies are still searching for the suspect or suspects who shot a 1-year-old girl as she
recover, her mother is facing charges. investigators believe the port richey home was targeted. they tell us that the mother is a documented gang member and that the shooting was a result of drug activity. her family though is defending her describing her as a loving, single mom. an 8-year-old girl in miami day county is the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting. she was standing by the front door of her grdm started shooting. a stray bullet hit her in the he. police believe the shooter was aiming for the little girl's dad. polk county schools are in mourning. the 13-year-old student who was hit by a car while walking on the side of the road last week has died. jacob scott was walking along the edge of barfield road when he was hit by a car. it was his first time walking to the bus stop for a new school. investigators tell us the
entered the curve. scott is the fourth student to die while walking to school or to a bus stop in polk county. and it's 6:38 on this tuesday morning. time for weather and traffic on the 8s. >> good morning. thankfully as more people head to the bus stop, off to work, to the polls, it's dry now. but i would again get going as soon as possible because i expect the rain to start more toward the lunchtime hour. here's a look at the forecast temperatures. we will be at 80 degrees at 9:00 a.m. at 11:00 we hit 90 around 3:00 p.m. before coming down into the mid- 80s due to the increased rain chances. for the next few hour, it should be dry, just isolated spotty showers. i expect the rain to get pockets through afternoon and evening. you can see the blue shaded area, about 1 inch of rain. not everywhere but we could see heavier downpours and that's just for today. and i'm going to add today's rain plus tomorrow. and you can see it's going to be a widespread area that sees
inch of rainfall in the next 48 hours. then thursday, which i americansed is the worst of the day at this point, and that's where between thursday and friday, several more inches could fall. now you have widespread 5 to 8 inches of rain causing the threat for flood which can is why i'm glad people are getting sandbags and it's going to help bring temperatures down. 85 tomorrow. down to 84 thursday. before we rebound back up to more average weather week. we will check with traffic on the 8s. people need to head out early this morning and get things going. >> yeah, right now, we've had a great drive so far this morning. >> good. >> not a lot of accidents. starting to see a slow down. let's look here. this is 275. bearss avenue, the on-ramp starting to stack up. down to i-4, that's about 16 minutes. good out towards the howard frankland bridge from downtown tampa. and ybor city, starting to get busy now, nine minutes from 301
this is the on-ramp starting to stack up here as people start to head in to downtown. we will had take a live look at ybor next. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. >> okay. in your vote, a new nbc news survey monkey poll shows hillary rodham clinton's lead over donald trump has narrowed slightly down to six points now. clinton still leads 48% to trump's 42%. and last week, hillary rodham clinton led trump by ei registered independents who don't lean toward either party. outrage over the high cost of a life-saving drug for people with allergies is still ahead. >> what the company is doing to help cut costs and by how much. and not so smooth experience at a bay area smoothie shop. what happened to a police officer and how the store is making sure it doesn't happen again. it's 6:40 this tuesday morning. you're watching news channel 8
an update on a story that has a lot of you sounding off on the wfla facebook page this morning. >> yeah, an employee in polk county was fired after refusing service to police officers. well now the police officer who was denied service says he forgives that employee. news channel 8's meredyth censullo has the update. >> well, the whole story began and may be ening on facebook. sunday the police officer posted on facebook that he and another uniformed police officer were refused service at tropical smoothie. they left and contacted a manager. that employee jake hayden was fired. he told news channel 8 that he was at the end of his shift and didn't want to serve anyone. >> i shouldn't have said anything knowing what's going
everything going on. i understand completely why it's gone viral so fast but it was all just a big misla ni?aing. >> reporter: so -- misunderstanding. the police officer said, i believe this was an isolated incident. i'm not sure what his problem was with law past history of encounters, but i forgive him too. and now the police officer removed the original post from his facebook page saying he feels the issue has been resolved. >> definitely making the high road. thank you. >> you can let us know what you think using the #8alert. the first commercial flight from the united states to cuba in more than 50 years has been cleared for departure. officials gave jetblue the final approval monday.
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>> that's fantastic. let's get a check on the weather with leigh spann. >> yeah, just starting to see the sun come up. and remember, there were extra clouds around and now you can see them from tampa here. 77degrees. and birds flying in the background as the sunrises. and it's dry now. which is why i'm saying you might want to get to the polls or class this morning because we have rain sort of all around us, and maybe some making its way into highlands county in the last minute or so. and rain on the east coast. break it down for you through the day today. 8:00 around. feeling muggy, 78 degrees. breezy at times through the day. and 87 at noon. showers developing. not a lot but they'll be some. and better rain chances, 60% around 4:00 p.m. when it's 90 degrees. a better look at hour-by-hour through the next day today. most of us stay dry at least through 10:00, 11:00. and notice the rain from the south because the winds start coming more from the southeast. and that's a big change than
around that tropical storm in the gulf of mexico. so going to start drawing that moisture up. look around 3:00 p.m., pockets of rain that continues right through 7:00. and i do think the rain will taper off after 7:00 and come back after midnight as the tropical system gets closer. watch the winds. you see the yellow shade area. that's tropical storm forced wins. and see how it makes the turn to the northeast. come thursday around 2:00 p.m., we could see tropical storm forced winds counties but that's not the only thing i'm concerned about. counterclockwise wind flow will mean we get an onshore flow through the tampa metro area, pinellas, hillsborough, manatee, sarasota, even up into pasco county. and that means not only the threat for rip currents and possibly coastal flooding as well as strong winds gusts. around high tide, high tide on thursday afternoon around 2:41, i checked that for you. coastal areas need to be
and then as the thursday progresses, more an of an easterly breeze as it expects into the atlantic ocean. today, a 60% rain chance. 70% tomorrow which rain could start this the morning tomorrow with the worst day and the biggest threat for flooding and strong winds happening on thursday. how about traffic on the 8s? well, so much for an easy drive. it is starting to get congested. now what we're seeing here, doesn't look so bad but in the next 10 seconds, it stacked up. it's stop and go go traffic. this is on bearss and then heading up to 275 southbound. and tends to get congested here. let's take a live look here at our travel times. i-4 to the howard frankland bridge, just six minutes. but then bearss avenue to i-4, that was some of the congestion, and we're up to about 19 minutes now southbound on 275. and all right, checking out i-4 through ybor city, 301 to 275, that's a 10 minute commute. and you can see it does get slow as you approach the
and all right, let's move back now. and let's talk about the vets, ehrlich to 275, almost at 20 minutes already. that is because we have an accident southbound on the veterans expressway are. it's right before you get to the courtney campbell causeway. and look at, that just jumped up four minutes. ehrlich to 275, now 22 minutes. really starting to see a slow down on the veterans expressway. i will watch it throughout the morning. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. what you need to know before you walk out the door is next. >> including a game ge bucs when it comes to the next pre-season game. and never too early to be prepared for tropical. with what you need to know to get your family ready for the storm. you're watching news
is live in tampa at a sandbag filling location. >> reporter: well, sandbags really are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your home from flooding and stations just like this are expected to be very busy today. all across the bay area, sandbag filling stations are opening up as residents prepare for the flooding that could happen with the heavy rain. a number of locations are set up across the bay area to give them out this week. we posted those locations and what you need to bring to the get them live in tampa, i'm mary mcguire, news channel 8. and i'm ryan hughes at ray jay. where this week's preseason game against the washington redskins has been rescheduled. team officials feared the game would be canceled as tropical depression nine bears down on the gulf coast of florida, likely bringing high wind and heavy rain thursday and friday. so in the interest of fans', staff and stadium staff safety they moved the game up a day to
team officials spoke to the county and city as well as the national weather service before making the decision to change the date. kick-off now tomorrow here on news channel 8. i'm ryan hughes, news channel 8 today. >> thank you. the plato ac.o.d.my in largo will be tested again for mold. the school board hired pure air to conduct a test after parents complained of mold i did vents and walls and defendings. they insist mold in the school is making their kids sick. the ceo insist there is and 8 on your side will stay on the new test. and we will let you know when it happens and the results. it's election day in florida. voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in the primary. some of the races include the democratic and republican contenders for the u.s. senate and house of representatives. the winners move on to the november election. polls open this morning in just a few minutes after 7:00 a.m. and of course, all eyes on the tropics. this is still tropical depression nine, not upgraded
yet. watching that throughout the day today. and already seeing a lot of rain over on the east coast and some showers just off our shoreline. a spot or two of rain happening right now in hardee and highlands county. a 10% rain chance this morning. and as the day goes on, rain chances going up 30% at noon. 60% by 4:00 p.m. and heavy rain is possible. now the latest trap track with tropical depression nine makes it a tropical storm before taking the turn to the northeast. thursdayni track toward florida and i think that thursday between thursday morning and friday morning will be the worst weather when we have the 80% rain chance. and we could see the possibility of flooding which is why the sandbags are important. and also strong winds especially north of i-4. looking at traffic right now. we've got big issue on the veterans expressway. an accident, right actually before you get to the courtney campbell causeway. it's got you backed up well before hillsborough. and then the typical congestion
so this is a situation now. through ybor, 11 minutes. that's slowing westbound i-4 from 301 to 275. and almost a half hour already, that's already southbound on the veterans expressway. it's all due to the crash making it an extra tough drive if youer from ehrlich over to 275. and a look at 275, look at that, bearss avenue to i-4, that's up to 21 minutes now. still devent on the howard frankland bridge but starting to get congested northbound. >> and at least it's dry. >> yes. >> thank you. thank you for joining us on this tuesday. >> we will stay on top of the
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